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Arts, crafts show set for Saturday

DUNCANSVILLE — “Spring 2018 Arts and Crafts Show,” hosted by Duncansville Volunteer Fire Company and the Duncansville Borough Children’s Christmas, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Duncansville Community Center

Admission is free. Ox roast sandwiches and other food items will be available for purchase.

Monthly film festival begins May 25

BEDFORD — Off Pitt Street Theater Company will kick off its new program for families this month, showing classic family films.

Beginning on May 25 and continuing from 7 to 10 po.m. on one Friday each month, Off Pitt Street will host a “Family Fun Film Festival.”

This month’s festival will feature Tim Curry, Tom Cruise and Mia Sara in Ridley Scott’s 1985 classic fantasy “Legend” (Rated PG).

This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted and appreciated. Light refreshments will be available for purchase at $1 each.

Children under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Take a sleeping bag, beanbag and/or favorite pillow.

There will also be board games and outdoor games (weather permitting) and a short, post-film dance/social time.

For more information, call/text 310-1987.

Center offers gardening curriculum

The Center for Independent Living of Southcentral PA’s “Know to Grow” Program demonstrates simple, user-friendly, cost- and energy-efficient models of indoor and outdoor gardening for people with disabilities.

An eight-course curriculum has been developed and will be taught from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays from June 4 through 27.

Curriculums have been created by a STEM Fellow at Penn State University.

All materials and a free T-shirt will be provided.

These models are usable for both flowers and vegetables.

The models on display at CILSCPA offices, 2900 Beale Ave., Altoona PA, 16601 can easily be reproduced at home, both indoor and outside. Minimal space is required; it can even take place on a windowsill or countertop.

For more information or to register, contact George Palmer at 949-1905 or

Health, welfare council awards grants

At the March meeting of the Blair County Health and Welfare Council, three grants were awarded to local organizations for programs that will help to enhance the health and well-being of Blair County citizens.

Each year, the council awards grants to its member organizations that help to promote the mission of the council.

Member organizations must submit an application and description of their project.

This year, grants were awarded to projects for: the continuing license for the PA 2-1-1 database system; supporting expectant teen fathers through the ELECT Program; and for providing books to the Trinity United Methodist Church summer lunch program.

For more information about the Blair County Health and Welfare Council, visit blairhealthand New members are welcome.

Mansion plans dog fashion show

The Blair County Historical Society will host a “Haute Dog Fashion Show” on June 24 outdoors at Baker Mansion. The rain date is July 1.

There will be food, fun, games and contests to select the best costume, cleverest character and most dynamic duo (dog and owner).

Door prizes will be raffled off every half hour.

The cost is $25 to register for the event. Registra-tion includes admission for one dog, one meal ticket (hotdog, drink and pretzels), three door prize raffle tickets and entry in all dog games and contests on-site. Additional purchases include: $5 for an extra meal (hotdog, drink and pretzels) and $5 for 10 extra door prize raffle tickets.

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